Track Changes

Still not used to getting
used to you shaping
your mouth into the shape
of awe—a new trait

while staring at our pictures
we framed to put on the wall
before you had eyes
starting to stare at us with.

We might remember
to mention this the next time
someone asks what you are
getting up to—either

that or how often we notice
how your head has grown
even after a short nap or
how often we take pictures

to stare at when you sleep.
Some of these changes
we track as they pass—
some we lose sight of

as nothing changes at all.
For all we know you were
always here waiting for us
to be ready for you

finding things that were
always there hiding underneath
now suddenly out in the open
staring in wonder at

for instance—trees.